A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz promised that they will be treating everyone to a “big surprise” during the Monterey Car Week. And true enough, many of us were stunned as they unveiled the all electric Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet convertible version of the hardtop model that made its debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last year.
Just like an art piece, this model is no doubt a head turner just like its predecessor. The Vision 6 Cabriolet stretches out to nineteen feet in length, and it sits on 24-inch wheels. Its hood appears extra long, while the tail tapers uniquely to a certain point. The front fascia gets a huge grille finished in chrome, which contrasts with the slim headlights. Mercedes actually refers to the rear end as a “boat tail”, complementing the Nautical Blue Metallic name for the exterior finish.
The Vision 6 Cabriolet’s interior completely stands out from the exterior. The two-seater cabin is finished in a clean white interior with silver accents - from the seats, the dashboard, to the steering wheel. The center console gets a wing-like “flowing” design that is given an ambient blue lighting around the elements, as well as the door panels. The illuminated dots around the seats all have tiny backlit Mercedes logos.
Unlike most cars today that have digital displays, this Cabriolet instead gets the conventional analog touches, like the twin round instrument just above the steering column. The reason behind this design is the fact that the company responds to their customers’ needs to experience analogue luxury in a world that is surrounded by technology. Alongside the analog features are some tech features that are handy for drivers and passengers who need more information. This means that the Vision 6 Cabriolet has “main driving functions” and navigation tools that are projected through two head-up displays on the windshield.
These models have four electric motors on every wheel that work in sync. All in all, these engines can produce 750 horsepower (550 kilowatts). Besides that, the Cabriolet has a huge battery pack found underneath the car that can add another 60 miles (100 kilometers) of driving range in just five minutes when it is connected to a 350 kilowatt CCS fast charger.
Overall, it can go for 200 miles (332 kilometers) and is able to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. It also has a top speed of 155 miles per hour - just like the non-convertible Vision 6. Though this model still remains as a concept, it is not far from actually happening, and it gives us a hint of how the Maybach model could expand in the next few years.